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8 March 2016 - 8 March 2016


International Women's Day 2016

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, is a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made made towards gender equality, call for change and celebrate the numerous acts of courage and determination made by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.  Details

6 February 2016 - 6 February 2016


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2016

The sixth of February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a day to raise awareness of the practice and work towards its elimination. UNFPA will observe the day on 8 February, when a special high level event will be held at the United Nations in New York.  Details

4 February 2016 - 4 February 2016


Syria Donors Conference 2016

The UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations will co-host the Syria Donors Conference 2016 in London on 4 February. The event will bring together leaders from around the globe to raise funding critical to helping the millions of people who have been impacted by the devastating crisis in Syria. Details

25 January 2016 - 28 January 2016

Nusa Dua, Indonesia

2016 International Conference on Family Planning

The International Conference on Family Planning, held every other year, brings together family planning experts to assess the state of family planning around the world and share best practices. This year’s conference, held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, is expected to draw the largest number of attendants, and will help chart the future of family planning programmes for the years to come. UNFPA, which works at every level to support access to safe, voluntary family planning, is a key partner in convening this event. Details

10 December 2015 - 10 December 2015


Human Rights Day 2015

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Protecting the human rights – including reproductive rights – of all people is a precondition for individual well-being and collective sustainable growth. Details

9 December 2015 - 10 December 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

Global Conference on Ending Violence Against Women

UNFPA, in collaboration with UN Women, organized this international conference to address the global epidemic of violence against women. Hosted by the Government of Turkey, the meeting brought together more than 150 participants from government, civil society, academia and the UN system, including high-level government ministers from Turkey and more than 20 other countries. Details

3 December 2015 - 3 December 2015

Berlin, Geneva, The Hague, Madrid, New York, Rome, Stockholm, Washington, D.C...

1 December 2015 - 1 December 2015


World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year. It aims to increase awareness of the disease, fight the stigma associated with it, improve HIV education, and mobilize resources for the global response to the epidemic. Details

29 November 2015 - 4 December 2015

Rainbow Towers Hotel & Conference Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe

International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa 2015

The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a premier gathering for experts working in the field of HIV and AIDS, as well as leaders, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic.  This year's conference will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers from around the world to share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop strategies for advancing all facets of our collective efforts to treat and prevent HIV. Details

25 November 2015 - 10 December 2015


16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

From 25 November to 10 December, the world observes 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. These girls embody the strength and spirit of this movement. Details